Monday, September 17, 2012

 view outfit: cute necklace, classic shoes, pink maternity-friendly dress

People say that the last 3 months will be the most difficult move around. The end of my 2nd trimester is coming soon so I better enjoy the next few weeks!

Speaking of the next few weeks, our "before-baby" to-do list is endless! Josh and I spent most of the weekend preparing for our baby girl. The nursery's striped walls are completed and we also painted my "office nursery". We found tons of cool furniture pieces from Craigslist and we plan to refurbish them too. Next on the list: paint our cribs (one for home and one for the office)! I'll be sure to document photos on our progress. Also, there are still SO many other things to research. What to look for in a crib, changing table, car seat, stroller, baby monitors... and so many more!  Our biggest dilemma right now is choosing a car seat and stroller. Should we go for a car seat/stroller combination or should we select separate ones? Tips anyone?

This crib is for our home nursery. We can wait to paint pretty gold accents on it!


See Mai's maternity-friendly clothing picks and previous maternity posts! ♥



  • Love seeing your maternity posts, Mai! I'm at 26 weeks also. Was wondering if you had any suggestions for what to wear to an upcoming wedding. I have to go to one in a few weeks and would live to see what you would do!

    Posted on September 17, 2012

  • Adorable outfit, as always.

    As far as all your questions: we got a combo Graco carseat and stroller. It was brand-new (still in the box and wrappings) even though we got it on something similar to Craigslist. It's been great, and I felt our little man was safe, and our next little man will be!

    Don't be won over by the most expensive things. They are little for a reason. Your baby monitor doesn't have to stretch a mile away (because you'll never leave the house other than to grab the mail, and even then the baby will probably be in tow). You don't need swings, bouncers, etc. They take up space, and swings and such teach the baby to sleep anywhere but the crib. Remember, they're little. They don't need much but you, clothing, diapers, nourishment, and shelter (a beautiful pink crib will be just fine). Baby stores can be overwhelming with supposed "needs" when really, they are just wants that overwhelm the mom and dad to be. Sorry to rant! I just understand the stress of getting ready for that first little one. I hope this was a help and not a hindrance!

    Posted on September 18, 2012

  • I'm just beginning my second trimester with our first little one and we are having the same stroller/car seat dilemma. I'm anxious to hear any tips and what you guys decide on! Good luck!

    Posted on September 18, 2012

  • Hi Maggie,
    Thank you so much for the advice! Seriously, there are soooo many baby gadgets and it's so nice and such a relief to know that these things aren't necessary! I've been so overwhelmed with so many options.

    Hi Jessica,
    I'll be sure to keep you updated! =D

    Posted on September 19, 2012

  • Can you feature maternity clothes options/ideas for people up in the chilly North - say Michigan! ^_^

    While I'd love to wear your wonderful dress picks, it gets really cold around these parts.♥

    Thank You Much!

    Posted on September 21, 2012

  • Hi Sorriso,
    I suggest lots of layers! I love Fall! You can stick to thick sweater tights with your dresses. Also you might want to consider layering turtlenecks or thermals underneath your tops and dresses. Add a warm scarf, cardigans, sweaters, and coats and you're set! Colorful belts are also great accessories to cinch up right above your baby bump.

    Posted on September 24, 2012

  • Thank you Mai!
    I shall try all of these layer tips!
    Your maternity photos and suggestions are so inspiring. ^_^

    Posted on September 27, 2012